Murder investigation in Deepdale after man’s body found

Posted on - 25th May, 2019 - 1:47pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Preston News
Raven Street in Deepdale Pic: Google
Raven Street in Deepdale Pic: Google

A murder investigation has been launched after a man’s body was found inside a house in Deepdale.


Following a post mortem examination Preston Police are treating the death of Steven May as murder.

The 50-year-old was found dead inside a house in Raven Street on Monday (20 May).

A post mortem showed Mr May’s body had a number of injuries including multiple fractures and he died as a result of these.

A 44-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody.

DI Martin Pearson said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with Steven’s family and friends at this extremely sad and distressing time. We have specially trained officers offering them support.

“We are looking at his last movements in the time before he suddenly died to try and build a picture of what has happened to him and why.

“If you think you saw him, please make contact with us as you may have vital information to assist our investigation. Similarly, if you know anything about how Steven could have come about these fatal injuries, please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident reference 1596 of 23 May.

Or you can call Crimestoppers and give information anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at

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